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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
August 15, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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August 15, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending August 7)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Chicago
W-1; L-4
Seas.: 63-43
Pct.: .594

Boston
2-1 4-6
3-7

Baltimore
1-2, 1-8
2-2

2. New York
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 65-45
Pct.: .591

Cleveland
2-1 1-2
3-6

Detroit
3-0, 5-7
2-4, 3-2

3. Cleveland
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 64-45
Pct.: .587

New York
1-2, 2-1
6-3

Washington
5-7, 5-6
3-9

4 Boston
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 63-46
Pct: .578

Chicago
1-2, 6-4
7-3

Kansas City
2-5, 5-6
16-12

5 Detroit
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 59-50
Pct.: .541

Washington
13-10, 3-0
6-9

New York
0-3, 7-5
4-2, 2-3

6. Kansas City
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 46-64
Pct.: 418

Baltimore
1-5, 3-4
5-1, 1-8

Boston
5-2, 6-5
12-16

7. Washington
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 39-69
Pct.: .361

Detroit
10-13, 0-3
9-6

Cleveland
7-5, 6-5
9-3

8. Baltimore
W-5; L- 1
Seas.: 35-72
Pct. .327

Kansas City
5-1, 4-3
1-5, 8-1

Chicago
2-1, 8-1
2-2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Al Kaline, Detroit, .351
Runs batted in—Jackie Jensen, Boston, 88
Home runs—Mickey Mantle, New York, 26
Pitching—Tommy Byrne, Now York, 10-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Brooklyn
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 74-35
Pct.: .679

Milwaukee
4-3 3-5
9-6 11-10

Chicago
8-10, 3-4

2. Milwaukee
W-3; L-5
Seas.: 60-50
Pct.: .545

Brooklyn
3-4, 5-3
6-9, 10-11

Pittsburgh
5-8, 0-2
6-3, 4-2

3. New York
W-5; L-3
Seas.: 59-53
Pct.: .527

St. Louis
9-1, 3-0
5-3, 0-3

Cincinnati
12-9, 4-13
5-8, 6-5

4. Philadelphia
W-4; L-4
Seas.: 57-58
Pct.: .496

Cincinnati
3-4, 0-2
0-4, 8-4
3-4

St. Louis
7-4, 5-3
9-6

5 Chicago
W-5; L-2
Seas.: 55-58
Pct.: .487

Pittsburgh
4 5, 12-4
2-3, 5-4
11-10

Brooklyn
10-8, 4-3

6. Cincinnati
W-6; L-3
Seas.: 52-59
Pct.: .468

Philadelphia
4-3, 2-0
4-0, 4-8
4-3

New York
9-12, 13-4
8-5, 5-6

7. St. Louis
W-1; L-6
Seas.: 46-60
Pct.: .434

New York
1-9, 0-3
3-5, 3-0

Philadelphia
4-7, 3-5
6-9

8 Pittsburgh
W-4; L-5
Seas.: 42-72
Pct. .368

Chicago
5-4, 4-12
3-2, 4-5
10-11

Milwaukee
8-5, 3-0
3-6, 2-4

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Roy Campanella, Brooklyn .331
Runs batted in—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 109
Home runs—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 38
Pitching—Don Newcombe, Brooklyn, 18-1

RECORD BREAKERS

Roger Moens , Belgium's brilliant, temperamental middle-distance runner, got big assist from Audun Boysen and Finn Larsen of Norway, shattered one of oldest track records, raced 800 meters in 1:45.7 to establish new world mark for distance at Oslo. Boysen also surpassed mark in 1:45.9. Old record: 1:46.6 set by Germany's Rudolf Harbig in 1939.

Mikhail Krivonosov of Russia hurled 16-pound hammer 211 feet 11� inches, surpassed own world mark by four feet in meet at Warsaw.

Japan's Masaru Furukawa, 20-year-old Nippon University sophomore, churned through 200-meter breast-stroke in 2:33.7, broke own official world record by 1.7 seconds in Japan-U.S. dual meet, at Tokyo. Following night Japan's 400-meter relay team beat U.S. swimmers by length in 3:46.8, set new world standard for event.

Pearl Creed, Delbert and Wayne Smith's 9-1 mare, gave Driver Jimmy Wingfield fast ride around Roosevelt Raceway's double oval, set world half-mile track mark of 2:01 2/5 for 4-year-old pacing mares in first round of Roosevelt Pacing Tournament at Westbury, N.Y.

HARNESS RACING
Scott Frost, Sol Camp's California bay colt with Trainer-Driver Joe O'Brien in sulky, won both heats of 30th Hambletonian, picked up winner's share of $86,863 purse in classic for 3-year-old trotters at Goshen, N.Y. Next day, Hambletonian Society renewed contract with Good Time Park, will keep top trotting event there for at least five more years.

MOTOR BOATING
Gale V, owned by Joe Schoenith of Detroit, driven by son Lee, placed 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, in 30-mile heats, got 400-point bonus for covering 90 miles in shortest elapsed time (54:16.2), edged Thrifway 1,225 points to 1,025, won 48th Gold Cup before 250,000 shoreline spectators at Seattle. Stan Sayres's Slo-Mo-Shun IV, winner in 1950, '52, '53, finished third with 625 points (see page 20).

BASEBALL

American League pennant race got drum tight as season went into final third, first division teams had unaccountable trouble with tail-enders. Chicago White Sox barely maintained first-place hold, beat Boston 2-1 on pitching of Connie Johnson, Jim Rivera's home run, then lost two to Red Sox, two to Baltimore 2-1, 8-1, as Orioles got sharp pitching from ex-National Leaguers Jim Wilson and Erv Palica, before teams battled to 12 inning, 2-2 tie.

New York Yankees moved to within .003 of top spot though losing two to Cleveland , barely getting four-game split with Detroit as Mickey Mantle broke out of slump, hit 2 home runs. Bob Turley showed return to form in 3-2, 10-inning, final game victory. Cleveland Indians moved into second place, but dropped three straight to seventh-place Washington , fell back to third as Senators shelled ex- New York Giant Sal Maglie in American League debut, also got fine pitching from Spec Shea, Johnny Schmitz. Torrid Boston Red Sox , after successful series with Chicago, got slight chilling from Kansas City Athletics , 5-2, 6-5 but came back to win 16-12 in 35-hit slugging match, moved to within 1� games of first. Detroit Tigers continued to press hard for first-division berth, outlasted Washington 13-10, 3-0 on Frank Lary's two-hitter, lost series final 9-6 but split four games with New York, finished week 5� games out of first, only 4 behind fourth-place Boston.

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